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Honda CRV Or Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11529 times:

Given a choice which would be a better buy for an SUV:-
HONDA CRV or MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA.
http://www.autointheknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/honda-cr-v-front-view.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Suzuki_Grand_Vitara_silver.jpg

regds
MEL.

[Edited 2009-08-18 08:51:00]


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User currently offlineGolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11510 times:

Honda CRV hands-down. I have seen the build quality of the Grand Vitara versus the CRV. The CRV just can't be beat. But I would go for the RAV4 if it's available.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11510 times:



Quoting Golfradio (Reply 1):
The CRV just can't be beat

Thats what I've heard mostly....But how is it after the New Vitara has been launched.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11504 times:

The picture of Vitara you put above is from previous generation of Vitara. This is the current generation:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Suzuki_Grand_Vitara_silver.jpg


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11500 times:

Thanks....Editted the same.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11489 times:

From the outside, I prefer Vitara. However, overall, CRV is better.

User currently offlineCheetahC From South Africa, joined Apr 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11488 times:

The Vitara is a lot more capable off-road, it is much more of a proper 4x4 than the Honda. So if you really need a 4x4 to go off-road buy the Suzuki, otherwise buy the Honda, which probably has better resale value too.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11478 times:



Quoting CheetahC (Reply 6):
it is much more of a proper 4x4 than the Honda.

Any Details?
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineCheetahC From South Africa, joined Apr 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11467 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):

Vitara has a low range transfer case, locking differentials, good ground clearance etc. The Honda makes do with a viscous coupling and electronics, it is primarily front wheel driven until grip is lost. The problem is that power is only sent to the rear wheels once the front wheels have started spinning, not the best solution for off roading. You could easily get stuck before the rear wheels are being driven, also the fluid in viscous couplings can overheat and replacing the coupling is apparently quite expensive.

I'd still have the Honda though, unless I need to do serious off road driving.


User currently offlineGolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 11459 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
Any Details?

I guess it depends on the model. With the 4 cylinder engine there is very little to differentiate it from the CRV. But the V6 model comes with higher torque and higher ground clearance and Suzuki claims the body construction is better for off-roading.


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7568 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11434 times:

I don't think they get the V6 Vitara in India, plus the Vitara is assembled in India so I wouldn't expect excellent build quality, the CR-V is imported fully assembled, the CR-V is a good car, better than the Vitara, especially if you are comparing diesels.

User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 11419 times:

Hey Hawk, do you get the Rav4 in India?

I was in New Delhi 6 months ago and I didn't see any at all.

As for your choice, I would definitely go with the CRV. I'm not impressed with the build quality of the Vitara.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 11380 times:

Interesting Information there.Thanks.

Quoting Inbound (Reply 11):
Hey Hawk, do you get the Rav4 in India

No Rav4.Unless it has another name.

So it looks like Honda CRV has the edge here.What about Fuel economy?
regds
MEL...



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User currently offlineGolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 11373 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
What about Fuel economy

The CRV beats the Grand Vitara. Stats for the Canadian models

Grand Vitara 11.2/8.1 (City/Highway) in liters consumed for 100 Km
Honda CRV 10.3/7.3 (City/Highway) for 2WD, 10.7/7.8 for 4WD


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 11326 times:

Because I hate the only Suzuki dealership that exists in Costa Rica because they wanted to rip us off in the past, I say go for the Honda CRV.

User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 11322 times:

I have a 2007 CRV and I adore it.

User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 11318 times:

Go with the CR-V. It's nearly bulletproof.

User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11314 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
HONDA CRV or MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA.

Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11301 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*

The OP is an Asian living in Asia. He's asking which of the two would/might be better for him. So your comment is irrelevant, if not slightly insulting. Besides, American gas-guzzlers and European luxury SUVs aren't quite suitable for most Asian roads.


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11284 times:

I would definitely recommend the CR-V over the Suzuki. Though I may be a little biased considering I myself own a CR-V. That shouldn't matter though since it is clearly the better vehicle with as many others have mentioned with one of the highest resale values in the business (pretty much every recent Honda falls under this area). I own a 2007 CR-V and absolutely LOVE IT! Have had no problems with it and has had no service except the occasional oil change. Even though it has a 4 cylinder engine, the power that it puts out feels almost no difference from your standard V6's. I could go on and on...  Smile


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11279 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*

Are you serious....Can you generalize on region & culture?

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 19):
I could go on and on...

Since you own a CRV it would be interesting to hear some more data.

regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11229 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 20):
Since you own a CRV it would be interesting to hear some more data.

What do you want to know about?



"Drunk drivers run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3284 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11198 times:



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 16):
Go with the CR-V. It's nearly bulletproof.

I have a friend that owned a 2002 Honda CR-V and it was truly bulletproof. He puts 50 to 60K miles a year on his vehicles due to the nature of his job and the CR-V was completely trouble free. A little underpowered in the "high country" of Northern Arizona, but it got 25 mpg consistently on the highway. He's owned 3 new Honda since then (2 Accords (which were both stolen in Phoenix) and a Passport); while he loved his Accords, the Passport was actually a "badge engineered" Isuzu Rodeo and it sucked - blown head gasket, transmission failed twice, ABS/brake cylinder problems, etc.). I'd highly recommend the CR-V too.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11196 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 17):
Neither. Those two vehicles are typically owned by slow/bad Asian drivers... *shudder*

My former biology teacher used to have a CRV, and he's German.  Confused


User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 11185 times:

In Indonesia, CR-V is also the most favorite SUV in it's class.

25 IAirAllie : I'm not asian and I have a CR-V. Low maintenance dream car. My biggest complaint the AC/heater is too loud you can't hear the radio or have a conversa
26 HAWK21M : There are options in the SUV class out here:- Mahindra Scorpio. Tata safari Dicor Chevrolet Captiva Ford Endeavour Mitsubishi Outlander Porche Cayenne
27 Afterburner : I don't know in India but around the world both Outlander and Pajero are Mitsubishi.
28 HAWK21M : A typo there...corrected the same. regds MEL.
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